Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Quick Dinner Cheat


There is a place here that you can get a whole large pizza for $5.00.  Not bad.  Cheaper than many frozen ones.  However, we are a 35 min. drive from town.

There are many nights when I don’t feel like cooking.  So,  hubby will pick us up 2 of the $5.00 pizzas about once a month.   You might be thinking 2 pizza’s for two people…that’s a lot.  What I do, however, is take two pieces at a time (after completely cool) and wrap in foil and pop in the freezer.  On those night I don’t want to cook or I want a quick lunch.  I pull out a package open the foil and pop on a baking sheet to heat up.

My hubby will pop his in the microwave but I like my crust crunchy so it’s oven all the way.  It’s so much better than the frozen pizza’s from the store and freezing it in 2 piece packages allows us to just fix what we want instead of making a whole pizza. 

This came in handy last night.  Smile

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuckered Out




After a long day playing fetch with the boy you can find Shuie here, in the corner of the breakfast nook on the A/C vent catching a few winks.  Keeping up with little boys can be exhausting you know.

Monday, August 8, 2011

There’s A Mouse In The House

Last night I discovered someone from my hometown had created this great site on Facebook called “You know you’re from Canisteo When…”  It kept me up into the wee hours of the morning remembering with friends.  Such great memories of growing up in a very small town in Western New York State.

I finally went to bed a little after 2:30 in the a.m. While I had been on the computer I had Design Star on.  So, when I got into bed I HAD to turn on the last twenty minutes or so because it’s a crime if you don’t see the “after’s”.

I was lying there all comfy when what do I see… a mouse!  He scurried right past my bed and into the master bath!!  I literally screamed!!  I had to right?  There’s a law that says if a woman sees a mouse she MUST scream.  I’m not sure what the punishment is for not complying but I wasn’t going to take any chances.  I screamed a real good scream if I do say so myself.  It worked too because my hubby, who has a back injury, literally jumped out of bed!  (ok, that part wasn’t so good, thankfully he didn’t hurt himself any more than he already is).   After explaining why I had screamed and getting yelled at he went right into the bathroom to find the culprit. 

Only he couldn’t.

He wasn’t there.

Even though I hadn’t taken my eyes off the door.

He.  Was.  Gone.

Yup.  Not only do we have a mouse in the house but his name is Houdini.  There are absolutely no holes in the bathroom walls.   None.  There is no place he could have went.  But he was not there.

Hubby said while I was panicking I obviously had taken my eyes from the door and he was probably under our bed.   Well, thanks, honey, that is reassuring.

However, being the smart woman I am, I immediately seized upon this wonderful opportunity that Houdini had given me.

“I am definitely getting a cat.   Or two.”

Hubby has been fighting me on having a cat for the last couple years after our last cat disappeared never to be seen again.

Now I NEED a cat.  The house is big.  I NEED two cats.  They can patrol at opposite ends of the house.  Then, I can feel safe.

My husband didn’t say anything to my declaration about “needing” a cat, or two.  He might have resigned himself to the idea…

Thank you Houdini.  But, could you not come in my house again please.  I hear the neighbors have much more refined tastes then us.  We have Velveeta.  They eat brie. 

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

What NOT To Buy At Save A Lot

Generally, I love the products offered at Save A Lot, a discount food chain found in many states.  Their canned vegetables are better than named brand.  I have found, however, one product to avoid.
My two year old is a picky eater.  I’m happy when I find things he likes to eat.  He LOVES french fries but I don’t like giving him them all the time.  Last week when I shopped at Save A Lot I found these:

They look pretty good, right?  Made from sweet potatoes so they should be a bit healthier and they are one of Save A Lot’s new $1.00 items, so not too expensive.  They are a smaller serving though but what do you expect for a buck.  I did not expect this:

Quite the contradiction from the pretty picture on the box.  I don’t think there is one normal sized fry in the box.  They should be called “bits and pieces”.  Needless to say I will not be purchasing these again. 

Gone Far Too Long

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